Word Sharpener Week – March 23, 2015



Word Sharpener News: You only have a couple of weeks left to stop by the Pelican Book Group Site. During Lent, a Christmas Promise, along with over 300 other e-books, are completely free.

It’s been a productive week. I have fully edited my western, Forks in the Road, and turned it in to my agent. It is a young adult Western about two boys who keep taking the wrong road after their family is killed. But even though they get deeper into trouble until they finally become outlaws, God doesn’t give up on them. It’s a story of redemption.

Holidays This Week:

Today, March 23 is National Puppy Day. This is the day to educate the public about puppy mills and to encourage the adoption of orphan puppies.

Wednesday, March 25 is Annunciation Day. This is the day some churches celebrate Mary receiving the announcement that she would become pregnant with the Son of God.

Sunday, March 29 is Palm Sunday. That is the day we celebrate Jesus entering Jerusalem on a donkey as people waved palm branches and chanted. Hosanna to the Son of David. It is also the start of Holy Week leading to Easter.

Other Holidays This Week:

  • Today, March 23 – National Chip and Dip Day
  • March 24 – National Diabetes Association Alert Day
  • March 25 – National Medal of Honor Day
  • March 25 – National Tolkien Reading Day
  • March 26 – Make Up Your Own Holiday

Quote of the Week:  A man can no more diminish God’s glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, ‘darkness’ on the walls of his cell. — C.S. Lewis

Verse of the Week: John 12:12-19 (NIV)  The next day the great crowd that had come for the festival heard that Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem. They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the king of Israel!” Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it, as it is written: “Do not be afraid, Daughter Zion; see, your king is coming, seated on a donkey’s colt.” At first his disciples did not understand all this. Only after Jesus was glorified did they realize that these things had been written about him and that these things had been done to him. Now the crowd that was with him when he called Lazarus from the tomb and raised him from the dead continued to spread the word. Many people, because they had heard that he had performed this sign, went out to meet him. So the Pharisees said to one another, “See, this is getting us nowhere. Look how the whole world has gone after him!”

Song of the Week: Hosanna by Paul Baloche

Hymn of the Week: All Hail the Power of Jesus by Edward Perronet and Oliver Holden

Video of the Week: My King

Life Challenge: Just as worshiper lined the streets on Palm Sunday declaring Jesus to be their king, let make Jesus Lord and King of our lives.

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About Tamera Kraft

Tamera Kraft has been a children’s pastor for over 20 years. She is the leader of a ministry called Revival Fire For Kids where she mentors other children’s leaders, teaches workshops, and is a children’s ministry consultant and children’s evangelist. She is also a writer and has curriculum published including Kid Konnection 5: Kids Entering the Presence of God published by Pathway Press. She is a recipient of the 2007 National Children’s Leaders Association Shepherd’s Cup for lifetime achievement in children’s ministry.

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